Resolution in Support of Getting Out the Vote for the March 2nd, 2004, Primary Election

Resolution Number: RS04-224
January, 2004



Resolution in Support of Getting Out the Vote for the
March 2nd Primary Election #RS04-224



Whereas The
citizens of California will be making deeply important decisions when they cast
their ballots on March 2, 2004; and

Whereas Several
of the ballot propositions on which they will be voting have a direct bearing
on the fiscal condition of the State of California in general, and the CSU in
particular; and

Whereas One
of the ballot propositions would change the process by which the state's budget
process is managed each year; and

Whereas All
faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the CSU will feel the effects
of the choices made by the electorate, no matter what they may be; and

Whereas Participation in decision-making is a cherished
privilege and right in our democratic society; and

Whereas All
eligible individuals should be encouraged to participate in the most
fundamental form of that privilege -- voting in national, state, and local
elections; and

Whereas The
Academic Senate of SFSU has consistently supported and encouraged voter
registration on this campus; therefore be it

Resolved That the Academic Senate of SFSU remind all faculty
that there is no prohibition against non-partisan classroom advocacy of voting;
and be it further

Resolved That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty on
this campus to remind students to make time to vote in the upcoming state
election and to follow the dictates of their conscience in voting on the
various propositions and candidates; and be it further

Resolved That the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty to
participate in whatever way possible to "Get out the vote" by doing
such things as reminding friends, relatives, neighbors, and other acquaintances
of the importance their votes will have in this election; and be it further

Resolved That
the Academic Senate of SFSU urge all faculty to remind students to exercise
their right to vote in the California election scheduled for March 2 and 3,
2004.



*** Approved Unanimously by
the Academic Senate on February 24, 2004 ***